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Motorola Moto E6 Plus is a modern budgetary with a large screen with small frames around it. How does it work every day?

Technical specifications Motorola Moto E6 Plus

  • 6.1-inch IPS TFT LCD screen with HD + resolution (1560 x 720 pixels),
  • Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 system: 8 x ARM Cortex A53 (4 x 2 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz); IMG PowerVR GE8320,
  • 4 GB RAM,
  • 64 GB of built-in memory,
  • microSD card slot up to 512 GB,
  • Android 9 Pie,
  • dual SIM
  • LTE
  • GPS, Glonass, Galileo,
  • WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n,
  • Bluetooth 4.2,
  • microUSB 2.0 connector,
  • 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • main camera: 13 with f / 2.0 + 2 Mpix,
  • 8 Mpix front camera from f / 2.0,
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • dimensions: 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm,
  • weight: 155.5 grams.

Price in official Polish distribution: 549 zlotys.

Test equipment was lent by an x-com store Thanks 🙂

SAR coefficient:

  • for head: 1.18 W / kg,
  • for body: 1.42 W / kg.

Appearance, performance

Motorola Moto E6 Plus does not focus on the sophisticated appearance. We are dealing with average-looking equipment, which, however, looks better live compared to similarly priced rivals. Particularly in its favor is the availability of gray, glossy colors.

It is not surprising that the housing was made entirely of plastic only. Still, I can praise the quality of the materials used. Unfortunately, shiny backs are quick to touch and like to draw. As a consolation, it is added that the phone is lightweight, and the whole thing was made with adequate accuracy. Only but it may refer to the power and volume keys, which are too low resistance.

The device offers standard equipment when it comes to ports, i.e. microUSB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack. It is a pity that the USB type C connector has not appeared here. Moto E6 Plus fits very well in the hand, but due to its width, not everyone will be able to operate it with one hand. What's more interesting, we have a removable back cover here and we can quickly replace the battery at any time.

display

The panel has a diagonal of up to 6.1 inches. A small indentation in shape appeared at the top tears and in this way we get a really large work surface. It is worth adding that the company decided on HD + resolution in 19.5: 9 format, i.e. 1560 x 720 pixels. This is not the most. In practice, the image remains sharp enough, although users accustomed to Full HD or Quad HD panels will immediately notice some imperfections.

The screen has been made in IPS TFT LCD technology. To be honest, for a budget budger we are dealing here with a really pleasant to the eye display that displays vibrant colors and boasts wide viewing angles. Certainly the depth of black itself needs to be improved. The maximum brightness and the minimum brightness did not disappoint, and the software efficiently sets it automatically. The slide of the finger on the screen could, however, be smoother, feel a slight resistance.

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Performance, operation

Motorola Moto E6 Plus uses the Mediatek Helio P22 chip. It consists of: 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores (4 x 2 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz), PowerVR GE8320 graphics; which is supplemented by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB built-in memory. Admittedly, that sounds really sensible.

In games, the phone is decent. The GPU used is not efficient, but the smartphone has a HD + screen, so you can comfortably play less demanding titles here. In addition, the equipment does not tend to heat up too much.

Benchmarks:
Antutu: 95149
Geekbench
Single-Core: 155
Multi-Core: 824
3D Mark
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL ES 3.1 / Vulkan): 455 / not supported

In everyday work, the Moto E6 Plus surprises positively. The equipment works stably and smoothly, which is not obvious in this price class, and it can be seen that 4 GB RAM allows it a lot. Unfortunately, only 4 applications can work in the background, and the speed of the device itself is still not at the level of smartphones for around PLN 1,000.

About 52 of the 64 GB of built-in memory is left on our data. On the plus side, I have a dedicated microSD card slot.

AndroBench built-in memory test:
– sequential data reading – 287.26 MB / s,
– sequential data storage – 235.45 MB / s,
– random data reading – 60.51 MB / s,
– random write of data – 23.22 MB / s.

Software

Poverty. Only this word comes to my mind when I browse the interface in Moto E6 Plus. Motorola decided that this model should have only clean Android in such a form that no Moto function has been added here. I myself appreciate these additions and it's a shame that they didn't appear here at all. Android 9 Pie with basic functions and that's it. On the other hand, in this way we get the system without any unnecessary additions.

Available functions:

  • Mute after lifting
  • Quick start the camera by pressing the power key twice,
  • Rotate to reject the call
  • Preview screen – displayed time and notifications when you touch or pick up the smartphone.

Biometric safeguards

The equipment was equipped with a fingerprint reader located on the back of the phone. It works instantly and flawlessly, so it's another plus on Motorola's account.

Telecommunications facilities

Moto E6 Plus is not impressive in this respect. What has appeared in every other device is LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with Glonass and single-band WiFi. Unfortunately, NFC is missing. Individual modules work properly, there were no problems with the quality of conversations, although it must be admitted that a more effective noise reduction system could be used.

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Sound quality

A single speaker offers a bad experience. It is located at the bottom and you can easily cover it with your hand, although for occasional watching videos on YouTube it is enough. The headphones also do not make a great impression on headphones. For less demanding users in this respect, however, this should not be a problem, especially since it is a low-end smartphone.

The camera

Hank can boast of a double 13 Mpix camera with a 2 Mpix sensor, which is used to detect depth of field. Interestingly, we have here one sensor more than in Moto G7 Play.

The camera software is standard. We have an automatic HDR mode, the ability to quickly change the proportions of photos taken, we can play with the effect of lens blur, use the embellishment of the face or make a panorama.

moto e6 plus

The quality of photography is quite good in good lighting conditions. Moto E6 Plus is decent and you can get more than satisfying results. However, you should be aware of the fact that the phone may overexpose the shot or may not accurately reproduce colors. Unfortunately, the darker the worse and the slight deficiencies of light cause that the device is not coping at all and we receive something with lots of noise. Movies can be recorded in maximum Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second and are acceptable. Especially lack of any stabilization here. As for the front camera, we have 8 megapixels here. Selfies come out decently, they are sharp and can then be shared on social media.

Battery

3000 mAh translates into average working times. When using only LTE network, I obtained times on the screen from 3 to 4.5 hours, while with WiFi – up to 5 hours. Unfortunately, charging takes about 160 – 170 minutes, because the set includes only a 5W charger.

Summary

Motorola Moto E6 Plus is a good choice if you are looking for a cheap smartphone with a large screen that will run smoothly. I think its price will fall further and become a more attractive offer. There is no better multimedia and NFC to be completely happy.

Moto E6 Plus rivals:

  • Alcatel 3X – an alternative with an even larger display.
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus – a Finnish alternative with better support,
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8 – a similar model that offers slightly weaker performance on a daily basis.

Advantages:

  • screen,
  • smooth and stable operation,
  • replaceable battery
  • pure Android (without any additional functions),
  • separate slots for dual SIM and microSD,
  • fast acting fingerprint scanner,
  • selfie quality.

Disadvantages:

  • poor quality of night photos,
  • slow charging
  • fingering, slippery housing,
  • no NFC,
  • no 5 GHz WiFi

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